2013 WJC Preview: Stacked Canadian squad appears to be gold favorite

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Ryan Strome - Canada

Photo: New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome will again take part in the U-20 WJC for a Canadian squad that is looking to reclaim the gold medal after three years of either silver or bronze medals (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As the NHL lockout marches through its 14th week and the talks surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement move from the negotiating table to the courtroom, perhaps no one has breathed a larger sigh of relief than the brass at Hockey Canada.

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Saints Soucy, Morris hoping to carry on Spruce Grove tradition

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Carson Soucy - Spruce Grove Saints

Photo: Spruce Grove Saints defenseman Carson Soucy (R) is a 2013 prospect from the AJHL who is on the radar of NHL scouts (courtesy of Gord Montgomery Spruce Grove Examiner/Sun Media)

The AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints have produced a plethora of well-known NHL players. Starting with Mark Messier, who played for the team when they were known as the Mets in 1976-77, the organization has continued to develop quality players – Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steven Reinprecht to name a few.

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Josh Nicholls named WHL Player of the Week

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Josh Nicholls - Saskatoon Blades

Photo: Saskatoon Blades forward Josh Nicholls is having a good offensive season in 2012-13 as he currently leads the WHL in goals (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades’ forward Josh Nicholls is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

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Top Prospect Game rosters showcase wealth of 2013 talent

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Adam Erne - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Quebec Remparts scorer Adam Erne will play for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, the first time in nearly two decades that this event has taken place in Atlantic Canada (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

"Nate or Seth" might not have the same ring to it that "Taylor or Tyler" had a couple years ago, but phonetics aside, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones find themselves in a similar situation to Hall and Seguin before them: competing to be the first player drafted in the upcoming NHL Draft.

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Halifax Mooseheads #1 in CHL once again

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: The play of 2013 NHL Draft-eligible Nathan MacKinnon, who is tied for first in scoring in the QMJHL, has been a major reason for the Halifax Mooseheads hold on the CHL's top spot (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the thirteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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